The Silent Girl

The Silent Girl

A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Book - 2011
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Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli is already at the crime scene when medical examiner Maura Isles arrives on the Chinatown rooftop. Rizzoli's gut says they're on the trail of a twisted predator and when a monkey hair is found on the body, other clues point Rizzoli and Isles in the direction of the fable of the Monkey King.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780345515506
Branch Call Number: FIC Gerr
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 25 cm


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Dec 30, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this Rizzoli & Isles effort. This was a nice tie-in to the 2010 book, Ice Cold, that I wasn't too crazy about. I liked the Chinese folklore entertwined, the fact that it was moving between two crime scenes - one from 19 years previous, and the current event. A great resolution at the end - and plenty of threads to follow up moving forward!

rb3221 Sep 14, 2017

Another well written thriller with disappearing teenage girls, Chinese legends and a mystical sword. The story blends two mysteries, one 19 years old and the other in the present time. Lots of tension and suspense and a good satisfactory ending where loose ends are tided up.
Will the new detective Tam be a part of future novels? Wii Korsack marry Angela?

Feb 02, 2016

I love Tess Gerritsen's books and this book did not disappoint. I couldn't put it down. I found it very interesting with some historical Chinese folk lore. I was very surprised with the ending.

Dec 27, 2015

I love the series but this wasn't my favorite.

Oct 03, 2015

Have read almost all of her books, this is by far the best one. Leaves some of the creepiness behind for great traditional Pacific-Asian fairytale-like stories, characters, history and insight into Chinese culture.

Dec 12, 2014

Does not disappoint! I recommend it!

Apr 12, 2014

Mysery about a Medical Examiner and a Detective who come upon a grisly murder committed on a rooftop in chinatown and come upon clues leading to the killing of several young girls and avenging assasins infused around ancient folklore. Light Good read. Did not know the perpetrators until the end. Passable.

Jul 10, 2013

Certainly recommend this for a great read. Totally enjoyed it. A satisfying epilogue for once.

Feb 12, 2013

Terrible! I'm a fan of this author's books, but this was atrocious. 10 chapters was 10 too many.

Jan 23, 2013

One of my favourite books in ages. Used to read Gerritsen years ago. I love the TV show now so thought it was time to revist the books. Almost had to put my life on hold for the few days it took me to read this. Was kept guessing right until the end.

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siammarino May 18, 2015

Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura solve a difficult case involving the abduction of teenage girls. Set in Chinatown, the story is gripping with many details about Chinese culture. Thriller


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